Histology Facility

The Histology Facility is located in room 4.628 on the 4th floor of the VBC1 building. The facility is equipped to produce high quality microscopic sections of frozen and paraffin-embedded material. Digital image capture and image analysis are available for bright field and stereomicroscopy. Introduction and basic training and updates sessions are held periodically to train staff and Masters/PhD students in histological techniques. Histocom specialists hold the training seminars on request. The Facility is supervised/organized by the Baccarini lab and is open to all MFPL staff and students, and to external institutions on a user fee system.


  • Tissue processor 
  • Paraffin-embedding center 
  • Microtomes, Cryotome 
  • ASS-1 automated H&E staining center 
  • Shandon Sequenza, Workstation for immunohistochemistry 
  • Stereomicroscope Zeiss SteREO Discovery V.12, bright field Microscope Zeiss “Axioimager”
  • Image capture & analysis: Leica Camera DFC 320, Computer and Software for image analysis.


MFPL Main Building - Level 4 - Room 4.518

Facility Head


Irmgard Fischer Facility Manager
irmgard.fischer [AT] univie.ac [DOT] at
Tel. +43-1-4277-52866

Scientific Supervisor


Manuela Baccarini Group Leader
manuela.baccarini [AT] univie.ac [DOT] at
Tel. +43-1-4277-54607